Invictus Poem And Movie

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  • 1. 

    From the lines of the poem Invictus, what does 'In the fell clutch of circumstance' mean?

    • A.

      Stuff happens.

    • B.

      You will fall.

    • C.

      Something will grab you.

    Correct Answer
    A. Stuff happens.
    Explanation
    The phrase "In the fell clutch of circumstance" means that one is caught or trapped in the harsh and difficult grip of life's challenges and obstacles. It implies that unfavorable circumstances or events can occur, which can be overwhelming and difficult to overcome. The phrase suggests that life is full of unexpected challenges and hardships that one must face and endure.

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  • 2. 

    From the poem, what does "Beyond this place of wrath and tears, Looms but the Horror of the shade'?

    • A.

      Shades are horrible because they block out the light.

    • B.

      Even if you 'survive ths life,' you will eventually die.

    • C.

      It is good to fear death.

    Correct Answer
    B. Even if you 'survive ths life,' you will eventually die.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Even if you 'survive this life,' you will eventually die." This answer is supported by the line from the poem, "Beyond this place of wrath and tears, Looms but the Horror of the shade." The phrase "the Horror of the shade" suggests that there is something terrifying or dreadful that awaits beyond this life. This implies that no matter what struggles or hardships one may face in life, death is inevitable and will eventually come.

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  • 3. 

    From the poem, 'I am the master of my fate, I am the caption of my soul.' means?

    • A.

      I will join the military and become a captian.

    • B.

      I just can't handle all the pain of life.

    • C.

      No matter what happens, I will survive and thrive.

    Correct Answer
    C. No matter what happens, I will survive and thrive.
    Explanation
    The line "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul" suggests that the speaker believes in their own ability to control their destiny and shape their own life. They have a strong sense of determination and resilience, expressing their belief that they will not only survive but also thrive, regardless of the challenges they may face. This statement reflects a mindset of personal empowerment and self-confidence.

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  • 4. 

    What prize did Mandela win in 1993?

    • A.

      The Rugby tournament trophy

    • B.

      The Nobel Peace Prize

    • C.

      The UN Medal of Honor

    Correct Answer
    B. The Nobel Peace Prize
    Explanation
    In 1993, Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in dismantling apartheid and promoting reconciliation in South Africa. This prestigious prize recognizes individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion of peace and resolution of conflicts. Mandela's tireless advocacy for equality and justice, along with his commitment to non-violence, made him a deserving recipient of this esteemed award.

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  • 5. 

    Mandela said, "This country is hungry for _____________________."

    • A.

      Peace

    • B.

      Greatness

    • C.

      War

    Correct Answer
    B. Greatness
    Explanation
    In this quote, Mandela expresses his belief that the country is longing for greatness. He implies that the nation has a strong desire to achieve remarkable accomplishments and become an influential force in the world. Mandela's statement suggests that he recognizes the potential of the country and its people to strive for excellence and make a significant impact.

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  • 6. 

    Mandela was imprisoned for how many years?

    • A.

      27

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 27
    Explanation
    Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. This lengthy imprisonment was a result of his activism against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela was a prominent leader of the African National Congress (ANC) and his fight against racial segregation and injustice led to his arrest in 1962. He was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Mandela spent the majority of his sentence on Robben Island before being transferred to other prisons. He was finally released in 1990, after 27 years of incarceration, and went on to become the first black president of South Africa.

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  • 7. 

    What natural resources are found in South Africa?

    • A.

      Sheep and alpaca

    • B.

      Apples and cherries

    • C.

      Gold and diamonds

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold and diamonds
    Explanation
    South Africa is known for its abundant reserves of gold and diamonds. These natural resources have played a significant role in the country's economy for many years. The gold industry has been a major contributor to South Africa's GDP, while diamonds have been a valuable export commodity. The country's rich mineral deposits and mining activities have attracted significant investment and have been a source of employment for many South Africans. Therefore, the presence of gold and diamonds in South Africa is a well-established fact.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Mandela hand copy the poem Invictus and  give it to François?

    • A.

      To threaten him

    • B.

      To scare him

    • C.

      To inspire him

    Correct Answer
    C. To inspire him
    Explanation
    Mandela handed copy the poem Invictus and gave it to François to inspire him. The poem Invictus is about resilience and the indomitable spirit of the human being. By sharing this poem with François, Mandela wanted to motivate him, encourage him to stay strong and persevere in the face of adversity. He believed that the poem's powerful message would inspire François to find his inner strength and overcome any challenges he may be facing.

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  • 9. 

    Mandela said, "Forgiveness liberates the soul.  It removes fear.  That is why it is such a powerful___________________.

    • A.

      Tool

    • B.

      Weapon

    • C.

      Blessing

    Correct Answer
    B. Weapon
    Explanation
    Mandela's quote suggests that forgiveness has the power to free and release the soul from fear. This implies that forgiveness can be used as a tool or a weapon to overcome obstacles and challenges. It can be seen as a powerful weapon because it enables individuals to confront and conquer their fears, allowing them to move forward and find liberation. Therefore, the correct answer is "weapon".

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